Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Really, your kid is an honor student...well that's great...oh mine...yeah he has an extra chromosone...beat that!
It all comes from wanting answers...and boy howdy did i get my answer. See the cutie pie up above...that's Gavin, my youngest. he is a pip let me tell you! didn't expect to have a 4th kiddo but he sort of snuck past his father's vasectomy and well...boom there he is.
A difficult child at birth he continued with that trend through toddler-hood. Was diagnosed with autism at age 2...we cried, then got learning.
At age 6 he was diagnosed with epilepsy...we cried, got meds, then got learning.
At 7 he was thought to have a really huge named disorder but essentially it was because of large cafe au lait birth marks on his body...tests came back negative..we cried (this time with happiness) and took the suggestion of genetic testing..yah know, for shits and grins...nothing better to do with our time.
Yesterday, we found out Gavin has 47 chromosones (while the rest of the regular folk have 46) and a disorder called Isodicentric 15. I cried, and cried, and cried...ate some chocolate...and got learning.
Not much changes as of yet. We get new meds for the ADHD that has decided to rear it's ugly head (since his epilepsy is under control..it made room for the ADHD to come on over) we get continued therapy...and we get to add a cardiologist to the list of doctors because with this new name, we magically get a possible heart condition, and we have to watch his kidneys.
Let it be said, when we do something in this house we do it ALL the way!!
for more information on Isodicentric 15 please visit www.idic15.org